|Bearing Specialists Association - Certification|
Bearing Specialists Association - Certification
Knowledge is Power
BSA's Certified Bearing Specialist (CBS) program is the only bearing industry-specific program that identifies and quantifies the specific skill sets to certify an industry professional as a bearing specialist. For individuals, certification delivers professional recognition for your knowledge and technical competence. For employers, certification promotes your company's industry expertise and can differentiate your company from the competition. For manufacturers, certification offers your employees a broader range of bearing knowledge, giving them the competitive edge in "bearing know-how". Certified Bearing Specialists include sales engineers, service engineers, applications engineers, field service technicians, bearing technical support specialists, outside and inside sales representatives, and account managers.
AMI Bearings, Inc.
“B&D Technologies employees, both inside and outside sales have embraced the CBS program. Those who are certified are looked upon in a higher regard by fellow employees and customers. B&D has put a great deal of effort and resources into training since our beginning. The CBS program has just dovetailed into and enhanced our existing training programs. Employees who progress through training, especially the CBS program, consistently receive higher evaluations from their managers. We feel this certification program is a positive reflection on our company, our employees, and our commitment to have highly trained employees qualified to solve customers’ problems.”
BSA's Certified Bearing Specialist (CBS) program is all about developing the expertise to help customers and end users make the best bearing decisions. Follow the links to below to read about these solutions provided by Certified Bearing Specialists.
Developed by professional bearing experts with the assistance of Southern Illinois University (SIU), the CBS examination tests the necessary skill sets to certify an individual's reliability in meeting customers' growing demands, and those required to successfully perform the role of Bearing Specialist.
The eligibility requirements are:
Testing for Bearing Specialist Certification is conducted in the U.S. & Canada by the National College of Testing Association (NCTA) at their test centers. Review the locations at www.ncta-testing.org and indicate the site on the CBS application form. CBS applicants are responsible for the test center fee. BSA also has testing arrangements with a number of colleges and universities in each Canadian province and will make arrangements with additional facilities as needed. The CBS exam has 75 questions and candidates have up to 3 hours to complete it.
CBS candidates receive the Study Guide and sample tests. The Study Guide prepares applicants for the certification exam by leading them, step-by-step, through tasks, outcomes and review questions on a representative sample of the technical information addressed by the certification exam itself. Four pretests help applicants determine when they are ready to take the final test. Applicants take one pretest before they begin the program to measure their strengths and weaknesses. They take a second pretest after completing the study guide to see what they have learned from their study. The third and fourth pretests serve as a means of review before taking the final certification test. BSA also publishes a "Certification Update" newsletter that is available only to Certified Bearing Specialists and includes important new technical information.
Click here to download a CBS Application
Click here to download a CBS Brochure
Click here to download a Re-Certification Application